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Mysterious graffiti artist Banksy to hit NYC streets for just one month

Posted at 12:22 PM, Oct 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-03 12:23:26-04

Legendary British graffiti artist Banksy is hitting the streets of New York City — but just for one month.

Banksy, whose real identity is shrouded in mystery, announced he will be taking up residency in the Big Apple for the month and to keep an eye out for his famous artwork.

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Banksy’s latest tag appeared in Chelsea under the High Line on W. 25th reads, “This is my New York accent.” It was quickly tagged over.

Banksy’s artwork has not appeared in New York since 2010. The artist says he wants “to host an entire show on the streets of New York.”

The mysterious artist’s graffiti has been sold for thousands of dollars across the world, but his latest art on the city streets are vandalized or whitewashed almost as quickly as they are put up.

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This piece on the Lower East Side was quickly painted over. (Photo credit: banksy.co.uk)

The artist has been posting photos of his latest work on his website. Fans of Banksy are excited to see where his latest work will turn up, and are hoping to get a glimpse of it before it is taken down.